Events: Whole Foods Malibu Opens

Lenise Soren, owner of Sorenity Rocks Malibu.

Lenise Soren, owner of Sorenity Rocks Malibu.

From left: Norma Quon, Sylvia Gonzalez, and Denise Valdez.

From left: Norma Quon, Sylvia Gonzalez, and Denise Valdez.

The all new Whole Foods location in Malibu opened its doors to the public on June 12.  The first 300 shoppers of the store who attended the grand opening were treated with a custom, reusable tote bag filled with Whole Foods goodies and a mystery value gift card ranging from $5 to $100. Over 140 full and part time employees were hired for the new store. Whole Foods prides itself on its locally sourced and natural goods, with strict quality standards that include the banning of high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, and  hydrogenated fats. This new location includes a Nektar Juice Bar, fresh produce from about 50 growers, a bakery department, seafood department, specialty foods, and a beauty and body care department, and a prepared food stations, and more. MM

Teresa Dean with her daughter Avalyn at Whole Foods Malibu’s June opening.

Teresa Dean with her daughter Avalyn at Whole Foods Malibu’s June opening.

From left: Taylor Davis, Emmie Cummings, Elise Cantanese, Valerie Vollmer.

From left: Taylor Davis, Emmie Cummings, Elise Cantanese, Valerie Vollmer.

The Park at Cross Creek developer Steve Soboroff with community member Maggie Luckerath.

The Park at Cross Creek developer Steve Soboroff with community member Maggie Luckerath.

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